Vancouver, Washington 

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Climate in Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver, Washington gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Vancouver averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 143 sunny days per year in Vancouver. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Vancouver gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 164 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Vancouver is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

7.4 / 10
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Vancouver, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Vancouver, WashingtonUnited States
  42.1 in.38.1 in.
  2.7 in.27.8 in.
  163.9 days106.2 days
  143 days205 days
  79.4°85.8°
  34.4°21.7°
  7.47
  2.94.3
  184 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


August is the hottest month for Vancouver with an average high temperature of 80.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Washington. In Vancouver, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Vancouver are July, August and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Vancouver with an average of 33.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Vancouver, there are 9.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.


In Vancouver, there are 46.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Vancouver, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


November is the wettest month in Vancouver with 6.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.1 inches in Vancouver means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Vancouver with 20.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.0 rainy days. There are 163.9 rainy days annually in Vancouver, which is rainier than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 11% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.7 inches in Vancouver means that it is less snowy than most places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in Vancouver with 1.1 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Vancouver    51 Reviews
    Wonderful Small City I love Living Here! - 5/22/2019
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    The highs and lows of living in the PNW - 4/22/2019
    My family and I first moved here in 1996. We lived here until 2007. We loved Vancouver and called it home for many years. The city was a great size and we had Portland... Read More

    Awesome place to raise family - 8/6/2018
    Awesome place to live , quality life a lot better than New York or San Mateo California where I was living before , it is getting very expensive and crowded. We move... Read More


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